Saturday, December 18, 2010

Homemade Christmas Blog Hop!

Homemade Christmas Blog Hop

Welcome!  If you arrived here from Ivette's blog, All About Me and My Scrapbook, you are in the right spot!  (If you're a little lost, don't worry - I have the entire blog hop list posted towards the end of this post.




I have wanted to make the 3D Village from Winter Woodland, ever since I first bought my Cricut.  For some reason, I didn't get around to it last year, but I am SOOO happy I finally did because this is one of my most favorite projects I've ever made with my Cricut.  Because it's getting soo close to Christmas, I sized everything so that you will be able to use regular 12 x 12 cardstock (who wants to go hunt down 12 x 24 paper???) and other supplies that you probably have around your house.  I have my little village in my dining room.  I arranged them on a pretty cake plate and sprinkled some fake snow around the houses.  Next year I think I may want to try find some old fashioned bottle-brush trees to mix in with the houses.

The video is kind of long, but I tried to show a little bit of every step!  I hope that you will try it out!




Materials Used:
  • Cardstock (nothing bigger than 12 x 12)
  • Sakura Gelly Roll Pen - White
  • Adhesives...there's a lot 
    • ATG Gun (double stick tape will work just as well)
    • All Purpose Gell Adhesive
    • Terrifically Tacky 1/4" Tape
    • Glue Dots (to attach the wreaths and swags)
  • Martha Stewart Glitter - Crystal Fine
  • Stickles - Frosted Lace combined with Martha Stewart Tinsel Glitter - Crystal (This is for the "snow drifts" on the rooftops.  If you don't combine the two, the tinsel glitter doesn't really show up.)
  • Pipe Cleaners - the swags can be made using basically the same technique that I demonstrate for the wreaths.  Bend the pipe cleaner into the shape of a swag and wrap the pipe cleaner around itself until you get the desired fullness.
  • Adhesive Gems
  • Thread (for the teeny tiny bows)
  • 1-story house: sized at 4"
  • Church: sized at 4"
  • Two-story house: sized at 5.25 


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If you would like a chance to win the Scrappy Mom's Stamp Set "Simple Sentiments," leave one comment under THIS post.  Please make sure that there is a way for me to get in touch with you.  I will choose a winner Monday, December 20th using random.org.

Thank you so much for hopping along with us today!  Your next stop is the super talented
 Liz at Liz's Paper Loft!  

Homemade Holiday Blog List

Trish - Techniques by Trish



Check back tomorrow for the start of Scrappy Moms' Sneak Peek Week!!!

85 comments:

Monica Flores said...

Lauren, I have always wanted to try to make a 3D project like this. It is just lovely!! I did once try to make the princess castle but boy did it take forever!!! Great job, absolutely lovely indeed.

CricutLvr!! said...

Lauren, this is just BEAUTIFUL!!!!! You did an Amazing job!!! I love it!!!

My Scrap Diary said...

I too bought this cartridge with the same intention but I have been hesistant. After seeing your vid tho, it doesnt seem so daunting. Thanks for the tutorial, it helps a lot.
Jess M
myscrapdiary(at)gmail(dot)com
Btw, you did a beautiful! And I like that you wanted to give it the gingerbread house look.

sledkitten said...

Lauren,

I just love your village, you make it look so easy. Just wondering if you looped and pulled on the house swags like you did on the wreath. The swags look so fluffy. Keep the videos and layouts coming.

Merry Christmas,
Staciy roof04@peak.org

Angie said...

Lauren, your village was worth the wait, great job!
aidensmom 2005 at aol dot com

Trisha said...

Your village is fabulous. I made one of the houses and did not have the time to do more. Thanks for sharing and I am a follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Melissa said...

I've never tried any of the 3D Cricut projects...they look so time consuming! Your village turned out fantastic!

Melissa
www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

Kerry--Momma K said...

Lauren you did a great job. Thanks for sharing.
Kerry

mommakcrafts.blogspot.com

Linda Therrien said...

the village came out great - looks like a lot of work. You did a great job!!

therrien_linda at yahoo dot com

Amanda Villarreal said...

Wow this is awesome! It turned out great, I just might have to try a 3d project now!

Kitty said...

So cute! I really want the winter woodland cartirdge now lol
Kitty
casandra.styles@gmail.com

The Mad Scrapper said...

Your village is adorable. I do not have this cartridge but I think I will be needing it. You are such an inspiration. (((HUGS)))

Melissa,
ScrapinMadCrafts@gmail.com

Danielle said...

You are so creative! Thanks for the chance to win! Happy Holidays.

Minta's Creations said...

Awesome!
Just became a follower..Would Love it if you could visit my blog.
Minta

mintab@gmail.com
http://mintascreations.blogspot.com/

DORCAS said...

SUPER FABULOUS!!! I love that you did this Lauren. I have been meaning to do these village but was hesitant about it. It looked to complicated. I did though however do the trees with the kids this week. LOL

But I definitely will give this a try now. Thanks for the INSPIRATION!!!

Hope your little one is feeling better too.

HUGS!

SpantastiKreations said...

Oh my goodness I LOVE this. I cannot wait til Christmas when I get my E and do the larger scale projects like this.

TFS,
Erin
spantastikreations@yahoo.com

LadybugCarrie said...

WOW! What a beautiful project! Thanks for sharing!

Lawyers Scrap Too! said...

Great project Lauren. I've always looked at the 3D project and thought they looked neat, but never got around to trying them out. I am now inspired.

scrappy critters said...

OMG! I cannot believe how beautiful these houses turned out. When we decorate our real gingerbread house we put coconut around it.. the display is gorgeous, the houses are gorgeous, what an amazing creating!

♥Tammy

craftymom205 said...

Love the village. What a great idea.

Ive_Boricua_Girl said...

This is so cute.. love it...


TFS.. intense project..

Ivette

Lauren said...

Wow, these are beautiful! What a great alternative to the pricey ones!! Can't wait to watch your video!
Lauren

Debc06 said...

Loved the tutorial and the village is darling. your newest follower debbie_craine@hotmail.com

GiGi said...

Thats is so cute! I've always wanted to make the village from that cart and haven't. Now I might have to. Thanks for the great inspiration!
booger1 at tds.net

Scrappy Mel said...

OMGosh - so beautiful! You have way more patience that I do. I would need all year to get these done - LOL! I love your display - what a great idea! :)

liz said...

oh my goodness lauren! those are so perfect, you did an amazing job on them and your detailed video!
liz :o)

Tanya said...

Love this! Awesome job on it!

Tanya
phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

HappyPlaceJen said...

I've always wanted to make a village from WW, too! You did a fabulous job, Lauren! And I love the idea of putting it on the cake plate with snow! :)

Jen said...

Oh my gosh you should win an award for this awesome project!!!! This is fantastic!!!!!! Just awesome... I love it. Thanks so much for sharing and if I find some time I may try and make one. I just can't believe how cool this is...Great video too. Thanks again and Merry Christmas.
hugs,jen
jennyscards.blogspot.com
jenniferhogge07@yahoo.com

Glora said...

This is SO cute! I love your village and the pipe cleaner is inspired! TFS! me(at)glorajean(dot)com.

scrappinC said...

I haven't made any 3D projects yet, but you make it look easy. Thanks for sharing you awesome idea.

endurapuppy at yahoo dot com

dreenie said...

i just love all of your projects!!! this is amazing! thanks for sharing!
dreenie4atyahoodotcom

Jayne said...

I love those 3-D houses. I could only get 1 Christmas cartridge this year so I got winter frolic, but that one is going to be on my list for next year. I made the happy hauntings house and couldn't believe how easy and fun the 3D things were to make. Thanks for sharing!

jayne.boot@gmail.com

Savahanna said...

wow you did an amazing job yet again. You always seem to amaze me.

Craftyhomemade said...

That's is a beautiful mini town, thanks for share.

Indira
Craftyhomemade7atgmail.com

girlia said...

That is totally a major project to build and decorate a village. Love it.

BUZZY BEE DESIGNS & GRAPHICS said...

Your village is fabulous.
Rebecca Minor
http://buzzybeedesigns.blogspot.com
buzzybeedesigns(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

HappyMom2010 said...

W O W !!!
I thought you were taking care of your little one... When did you get the time to do this village?...

AWESOME JOB Lauren !!!
You are my inspiration. Thank you for taking the time to do it and show it to us. I love it!!!
I'm your follower here, and at FB. Love what ever you do!!! Seriously you are super talented.

Gina L.
happymom2010learning at gmail dot com

BunnyFreak said...

Love how you used the pipe cleaners for the swag.

Nikki T said...

The village turned out amazing. Thanks for sharing.
Nikki
glamoroussideofscrapping at gmail dot com
www.theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com

Sandy S. said...

Your village houses are adorable. I love putting up my villages every year, but have never thought of making my own out of paper. TFS this idea... I have this cart and hopefully if I start now... I will have a complete village by next year. ;)

Sandy
http://thecraftycreationspot.blogspot.com/

Christine Riley said...

Wow, wow, wow! This is incredible Lauren! You are so incredibly talented, thank you so much for the inspiration and all the work you put into your videos. I have watched them all! :)
Hugs, Christine

Jean-Marie said...

I love that you created it to look like Gingerbread! Thanks for posting this!

Vickie said...

I am a follower. This a such a cute village love how you decorated each one of the buildings. TFS

Carrie's Corner said...

I made the haunted house but I haven't been able to get the village yet. It's on my list. You made it so adorable! TFS!

cau0617 at yahoo dot com

Maureen Reiss said...

OMG!!! These are awesome!! Really pretty!

Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL job!!! Love it! TFS!!! -Sam :-)

SamanthaJDesigns @hotmail.com

Clare D. said...

I love your finishing details! Now I may have to get back out that cartridge after the kids have gone to bed and cut something for our next snowday. Thanks for the chance to win! cjdempsey9 at msn dot com

Liset said...

Love the houses, thanks so much for sharing,
Liset
hailemnat@gmail.com

Perfectly Unperfect Cards said...

HOLY COW! that village is amazing. My husband wants to buy a village, but heck I could make one :D Thanks for sharing.


perfectlyunperfectcards@gmail.com

My Crafting Time said...

Wow! Awesome village. I have the Happy Hauntings cart which has a 3D house but I never got enough time to do it. Glad you found time to do the Christmas one. Looks awesome. I am a new follower. Thanks for the blog hop.

stacy at mycraftingtime dot com

Denise said...

What an amazing village! I bet everyone wants one that sees it. Love it :)

buglvr2010 said...

So pretty! I love it!

Josie0602 said...

Love your little village and the wreaths and swags are just awesome looking on the houses!
tracyg398@yahoo.com

Amanda said...

LOVE this! You did such a great job! Thanks for sharing!

amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

Stephanie said...

You did a wonderful job. I did the 3D haunted house. But again this year I didn't get to make this village. Maybe I'll do it next month for next Christmas. lolLove how you did used the pipe cleaners.
stuff@gt.rr.com

Jenny said...

Love it Lauren! You make everything look so effortless. You have amazing talent and I just love checkin' in to see what I find :) Thank you so much for sharing! Such an inspiration--

jennyjohnson4675@hotmail.com

Cindylu2u said...

Awesome job, I too have wanted to do this and now I think I will, love them, Thanks so much and Happy Holidays
miller896042atbellsouth.net

Reneeleeak said...

What an amazing project! Your village is stunning.
reneeleeak at yahoo dot com

Dhilly said...

Your village is absolutely amazing, I'm feeling inspired to create something like this. I love all of your creations, so glad you are back to posting on your blog, that must mean your daughter is feeling better! Yeah!

thedhillonz@hotmail.com

Heather said...

Wow, this is fabulous! It looks great!
ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

Luv Scrapping Together said...

This is awesome, Lauren! I have tried this and now I may have to.

~Saundra
Luvscrappingtogether@gmail.com

Wendy said...

Wow Lauren, this is Spectacular!!! You have sooo much talent, this is just Amazing!
Thanks for a chance at your Christmas candy!
wendy dot roos2boys at gmail dot com

Anna said...

Awesome!!! Just adorable.
Thanks for the chance to win.
annadowdy at gmail dot com

...a/k/a DJScrappiness... said...

Wow! You have really outdone yourself this time! Too cute!

Merry Christmas!
Doris

- - Sheryl - - said...

I am so glad you showed how to make the houses. I recently got WW and want to make these houses!
thank you
Sheryl

luv2scrap44 at yahoo dot com

CA Scrapper said...

Wow! You did a great job, just beautiful!!

cascrapper at gmail dot com

Angela said...

Wow, your village is so cute. Great job. I havn't tried making any 3-d projects yet.

Thanks for the great giveaway.

Angela
Simple Creations
simplecreations @ live.com

joeygirl86 said...

OMG! your village is super cute! I've always wanted to do this, great job girly girl! ;)

~Army Wife Molly~ said...

Holy Cow! This is so awesome! You make me want to do this...next year... when I have my own house and more time to plan it! lol Love it!!

Debican said...

WOW...you did an absolutly fabulous job on this village. I really enjoyed watching your tut.
Hugs, Debi

scrapperbecka said...

WOW Your village turned out so pretty great job!!!

A Scrap Above said...

Hey Lauren
This is amazing! Love all the little details!
I am already a follower of your blog
TFS and a chance to win
Bonnie C
http://ascrapabove.blogspot.com
divascraps(at)aol(dot)com

craftaholic said...

Love your village and I have started to do this but Never finished!! Great Job!! TFS!!

ilovetonkinese2athotmaildotcom
http://ibecircled.blogspot.com
Rexann

Kim. said...

Wow Lauren this turned out beautifully, have seen it in the handbook and admired now I know I love. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.
Merry Christms
kimthompson68(at)sky(dot)com
Kim xXx

stefeni said...

Wow Lauren. This is awesome. That would be soo fun to make a little village. Too cute.

spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

Brenda said...

Oh my word, this is beautiful. I would like to make a village like this, but it never works for me. Maybe I will need to watch your video again and pay closer attention LOL LOve it

burffrau @ aol dot com

Dawnica said...

How adorable! Those are just too cute. I love them.
www.dawnicakorner.blogspot.com

Mary said...

Super cute village! ccmc_charter@yahoo.com Thanks for the chance!

The Scrapbook Speedway said...

how cute! lov eit! wonderful tutorial too!!! started following!

Juicy Creations said...

great job.. its very nice..
theresa
http://juicycricutcards.blogspot.com/

Lauren said...

I am in love with this project! I am going to be trying this one if I find the time!
Laurenrgstr@gmail.com

Denise G said...

Love your houses. Can I link your video to my blog. I made some houses there, but I don't do videos. There are a lot of people who are afraid to do the houses.

http://cricutmyway.blogspot.com/

PinkBlingCrafter said...

OMG Lauren!!!! the village is just FANTASTIC!!! Love it:) Great job

Jennifer said...

Lauren,

Your wonderful creations never cease to amaze me!!! :) What a great job you did on your little village! I bet Nicole loves it, too!

Thank you so much for sharing and for the chance to win (you can never have too many Scrappy Mom's Stamps-they are the best!),

Jennifer
partridgelu at yahoo dot com